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11.05.2018

The Planner That's Sending Me into a Planner Crisis | inkWELL Press

inkWELL Press Planner Review

inkWell Press Planners. I've heard about them for years since getting seriously into the planning game, but couldn't truly understand what the fuss was about until I had one of their disc-bound planners in my hands. I get it now. Oh do I ever.

If you've been following my planner journey for a while, then you know I usually avoid disc-bound planners like the plague because they're usually flimsy and more trouble than they're worth. inkWELL solves all my woes by giving the planner a seriously thick cover. The discs stay firmly in place and I don't feel like everything is going to get beat up if I put the planner in a bag.
  
inkWELL Press Planner Review

This planner has a TON of awesome pages that give it a little extra something. This big events page is a favorite for writing down monthly accomplishments, but you can also use it as an overview of the big events coming down the pipe.

inkWELL Press Planner Review

inkWELL Press Planner Review

Goals are going to be a huge focus for me in 2019, so seeing a nice section to break down goals into categories has me very excited. Plus it helps you to break them down into quarters for serious productivity. 

inkWELL Press Planner Review

Throughout the entire planner is this gorgeous geometric hexagon theme that I cannot get enough of. It's simple, elegant, and a great place to write out plans and goals for each month. 

inkWELL Press Planner Review

Classic monthly view, but I love the little addition of the Top 5 to add a few items that need to get done that month.

inkWELL Press Planner Review

Now the weekly view. This is where things have me all sorts of confused. It's a fairly standard looking vertical layout with lines and three large boxes at the bottom for "Top 3" tasks/events. So simple, yet so effective. As soon as this planner arrived I set up a spread for the current week and used the bottom section to write appointments/meetings/events etc. and left the top section for a good ol' to do list. Obsessed.

I've fully come to accept that planner switching is the name of the game so I'm eager to introduce this planner into my rotation officially when it starts in 2019 to see if it works for my current lifestyle. That's the thing about planning my friends and you'll hear me say it over and over, planners need to change and adapt with you.

inkWELL Press Planner Review

inkWELL Press Planner Review

The back of the planner has some gift lists and travel pages, some notes pages and project pages, but I'll leave all the little remaining details left for you to discover on your own. 

The Pros: It's gorgeous, professional, and simple in all the right ways. It leaves a ton of room for customization, but you can still deck it out with stickers if that's your scene. It also has a lot of extra pages to eliminate the need for other planners or notebooks to track travel and gifting. On the website you can choose from a bunch of different layouts as well if the classic layout isn't for you.

The Cons: Honestly, I can't really find any. If you seriously hate discs than maybe that? But even this disc hater is coming around to the idea of it...The color scheme is a soft pastel so rainbow lovers may want more color, but at this point I'm just looking for cons for the sake of it. 

The Price: It varies. The planner I have is around $70 for all of the features. You're able to purchase the pages, cover, and discs separately to build your own planner. So depending on your planner needs your price could be more or less.

Who it's Good For: Everyone. It's a good all-around planner that could work for any age and lifestyle. If you're on a tight budget, this one probably isn't for you, but if you're planning on investing in a planner, this is a great option.
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11.02.2018

Life & Apples The Wellness Planner Review

Life & Apples The Wellness Planner Review

You ready my planner loving people?! Because we're kicking off weeks of planner reviews and videos leading up to the new year. It's planner season ya'll and I'm definitely ready to start sharing some unique and new planners with you!

So here's how it's going to go down. We're going to cover what's in each planner, pros, cons, price, and who each planner will work best for. There will be a few round up posts, but a whole lot of individual planner reviews. So be sure to sign up to the MicroscopeBeauty newsletter so you don't miss the perfect planner for you.

Life & Apples The Wellness Planner Review

The Life & Apples Wellness Planner is strictly for motivation and health tracking. It's all about habits, healthy living, and exercise.

Life & Apples The Wellness Planner Review

Life & Apples The Wellness Planner Review

The hardcover notebook is set up with daily pages to track gratitude, daily affirmations, and notes. The notes section does give you room to write in events and things, but I'd honestly just keep this strictly health related and not muddle things with a reminder to do the laundry.

Life & Apples The Wellness Planner Review

The second daily page is all about the meal planning. I love just how much room is given to write down all the details, rather than just a quick note about the name of the meal. This could also be a great way to calorie count if that's something you're currently doing.

Life & Apples The Wellness Planner Review

At the bottom of the daily page you rate how well today went, and I honestly love this. I love the ability to clearly see on a number scale how the day was, but then turn the page and move past it. Plus there's a nice motivational quote on every page too.

Life & Apples The Wellness Planner Review

After each week there's a handy weekly review to wrap everything up nicely before moving on to the next week. I love the mixture of gratitude and health because to me they both go hand and hand. If I'm feeling down, stressed, or unfocused, my health goes right along with it.

The Pros: The notebook is gorgeous, heavy duty and padded. It comes with two ribbons to mark daily pages and weekly reviews and a nice strap to secure the notebook closed. It could easily fit into an A5 Traveler's Notebook if you want to carry it around with other notebooks, but it's small enough to slip into a bag without much fuss. There's even a pen loop!

The Cons: It's not colorful or overly inspiring if (like me) you like bright quotes and fun patterns. It's straight to the point with no fuss. 

The Price: $25 and can be found on Amazon

Who it's Good For: If you want to take your health and fitness more seriously in 2019 or you have to track things for medical reasons, this is a great, affordable option. It's sleek and professional looking while still having a ton of room for information. If you find yourself not needing a huge planner on a regular basis, this could be a good option along with a few other inserts in a traveler's notebook  as well.

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10.18.2018

First Impressions | ft. Urban Decay, IT Cosmetics, and More


With all the travelling we've been doing lately I've had plenty of opportunities to put a lot of new makeup to the test. All-day wear tests, hot days, and long flights. So these are really more like second impressions, but that's not a very good blog post title...There are a lot of misses in this roundup and very few hits, so settle in and get your "do not buy" list ready.


The Urban Decay Elements Eyeshadow Palette* is downright gorgeous, but honestly not terribly practical for everyday use. The brown tones are gorgeous and of course UD quality, but the rest of the shades are more for special occasions rather than any ol' Tuesday. It's such a fun palette, but you'll be able to find a lot of the shades in other, more travel-friendly palettes. Save your pennies on this one unless you're in it for the wow factor of the palette itself.


I picked up the DevaCurl Wave Maker after I chopped my hair off again hoping it would help add curl and style to my new hairdo. It did absolutely nothing for my hair. I used barely any of the product the first few times to no avail, so I bumped up how much I was using. It left my hair feeling greasy and flat. Avoid this one for sure.

I'm obsessed with the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream so when they released the Oil Free Matte* version my interest peaked. I usually avoid matte bases like the plague as my skin is already a dry desert, but this cream didn't leave my skin looking dry or patchy. I do still prefer the original formula, but this is a great option if I ever step away from the dewy skin vibes. It's long lasting and can be built up for more coverage. 


I scooped up the Lancome Monsieur Big from a recommendation from The Anna Edit and I must say I'm not overly impressed. It lengthened my lashes, but I'm always on the hunt for bold, voluminous lashes over length. I've been pairing it with the IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara for to add some volume, but I won't be repurchasing this in the future.

IT Cosmetics recently reformulated their Full Coverage Waterproof Concealer* and I'm loving it. It's thick. Like very thick. And the shade range is MASSIVE so finding the right shade takes a lot of time and guesswork. But it seriously works at covering dark under eye circles. I definitely recommend setting it with a light powder to keep it in place and mattifying it a little bit, but if you struggle with looking like a dead zombie, this one's for you.


Even though the weather is getting colder in Michigan, with all the travel to warmer areas I've still needed a good facial sunscreen. The Derma E Sun Defense Mineral Oil-Free Sunscreen* has been fantastic at feeling light-weight on my face while giving me some extra protection. It also sinks into the skin quickly which is a definite must for me in the mornings as I run around constantly late.

Have you tried any new beauty bits lately? What have been your favorites?
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10.09.2018

Learning to Celebrate Small Accomplishments


It's one thing I suck at. Celebrating small accomplishments when you're running a small business is nearly impossible. You're always moving on to the next thing, planning out the next release, and constantly going, going, going.

It's safe to say that this is one of the biggest challenges I've faced working for myself and with my husband. We've become so engrossed in the next project that we rarely pause, look up, and see how far we've come.

The other week we had the opportunity to make promotional products for Milani Cosmetics through our promotional company we started a little over a year ago. It's one of those "pinch me" moments. Never in my life would I have ever thought we'd be making items for a makeup brand to give out to buyers of companies like Ulta. Like, what?! It wasn't until I took the time to shoot a few photos of the products for our Promo Facebook Page that I really stopped to realize what we had accomplished. And in that moment I kinda became quite sad. What other huge milestones did I not appreciate because we're always so focused on the next thing?

If there's one thing I improve on as we quickly approach a new year, I want it to be my ability to celebrate small accomplishments. To take even just a second to pat myself on the back, hi-five Alex, and be truly happy for everything we've done so far. We're nominated for Small Business of the Year through the Grand Rapids Chamber. It's a huge deal and I want to make it feel like one.

So no matter what you're doing in your life, make it your mission to celebrate a small accomplishment at least weekly. It can be something as small as finally folding that pile of laundry, but it's so important to give yourself recognition for the work you're doing. 

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10.05.2018

Erin Condren On the Go Folio Review + New Product Launch

Erin Condren On the Go Folio Review

Prepare yourselves for a whole lot of photos my friends because these bad boys are so photogenic. 

Erin Condren On the Go Folio Review

It was only a matter of time before Erin Condren put their hat in the traveler's notebook ring. On October 9th they're launching their On-the-Go Folios*. There will be two color options to choose from for $20 with the option to add embossed initials for $5 more.

Erin Condren On the Go Folio Review

Each design comes with the signature asterisk on the cover of the faux leather material. 

Erin Condren On the Go Folio Review

The cover is sturdy, yet floppy and malleable. There are four elastics that look pretty strange when they're empty. Look at those poor elastics all sad waiting for notebooks full of ideas...

Erin Condren On the Go Folio Review

The covers can comfortably fit four Erin Condren Jot Your Thought journals. The notebooks run flush to the edges of the cover and it doesn't seem like you can do that much jump banding for more inserts.

Erin Condren On the Go Folio Review

I'm definitely most excited about the new petite planners that are being released alongside the folio. There are a ton of new options dropping, but the daily planner has my interest peaked.

Erin Condren On the Go Folio Review

Erin Condren On the Go Folio Review

Erin Condren On the Go Folio Review

The new petite planners come with a functional sticker sheet in the back packet just like the other editions.

Erin Condren On the Go Folio Review

If you're a sticker junkie there are a ton of new sets debuting as well. Although I'm not a huge fan of the puffy stickers they've been releasing lately, the more functional boxes are on my must use list.

Erin Condren On the Go Folio Review

There are also two new sets of washi tape! I wasn't joking guys. TONS of new products are coming our way over the next few weeks. Choose between the asterisks or the foil scallops that made their first appearance in the fall seasonal surprise box. 

Erin Condren On the Go Folio Review

There's also (I swear I'm almost done!) a new weekly schedule pad that I'm already planning on purchasing multiples of for holiday gifts. It's such a simple design, but the gold foiling accents add a level of class. 

Phew. We made it to the end! So my thoughts. If you have yet to try a traveler's notebook and have quite a few Erin Condren products, this could be a really great option to dip your toes into the world. It's at a fair price point, but doesn't come with a lot of bells and whistles (I'm talking pockets and a pen loop). It's a great solution to how to organize all the petite planners, but it seems like a product you'll grow out of after a few months once you figure out exactly what features you want in your notebook. 

I would love to see more adventurous pattern covers as well beyond just a rose gold and charcoal option. I'm lookin' at you rainbow hexagons! The daily petite planners are my definite favorite from the launch and I'm hoping they release more insert options over the next few months.

Oh, Erin Condren. You did it again didn't you....
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10.01.2018

2019 Ashley Shelly Planner Review & Giveaway

2019 Ashley Shelly Planner Review & Giveaway

If I were to do college all over again, this would be the planner I splurged on. It's the type of planner that just makes sense if you're in school. You'll see what I mean as we go along. Plus one of you lovely lot will win this planner! I've reviewed previous additions of this planner in the past, but for anyone new out there, let's get into all the details about the Ashley Shelly planner shall we?

2019 Ashley Shelly Planner Review & Giveaway

There's a nice sturdy pocket in the front and a few icon stickers in a snap seal pouch. Plus the coil has plenty of room if you're sticker obsessed and want to pack them in throughout the year. 

2019 Ashley Shelly Planner Review & Giveaway

The monthly spread is lined! I love a good lined monthly view and wish more planners threw in some faint lines to help us crooked writers out.

2019 Ashley Shelly Planner Review & Giveaway

2019 Ashley Shelly Planner Review & Giveaway

There are two pages at the start of every month to really help you focus on the days ahead. There are places for goals, bucket lists, and spots to get your mindset right before diving into the month ahead.

2019 Ashley Shelly Planner Review & Giveaway

It's the weekly spreads that really make this the perfect academic planner. On the left side there is space to write class times, work hours, and appointments. On the right side there is space for six to do list items (the perfect amount to get done in a day). There's a section to write anything that's due that day as well as record dinners. It's so simple, but so effective. I was a huge color-coordinator back in college and it would totally work in a planner like this to have different colors for work, clubs, school, and homework. 

If I were to go back and time and find myself in my freshman year of college, I would use the monthly spread to mark upcoming events, keep track of travel, and record important school dates. The weekly spread would be all about homework, sorority events, and work shifts. Splash a few stickers here and there and my stress levels would have been greatly reduced if this planner appeared in my life back in 2010.

Although I love this planner inside and out, it'll be more useful to one of you! The giveaway will go on for one week and is open internationally to anyone 18-years-old or with parental consent.

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9.20.2018

Goals for the Rest of 2018


I feel like I've mentioned this on the blog before, but I'm garbage when it comes to goal setting. Sure I have goals, but I can never seem to put the right benchmarks in place to get them done in a timely fashion. So here's hoping a blog post will keep me accountable to get these things done by the end of 2018.

  1. Sign up for another workout class. I take a HIIT class once a week, but I really need to increase it to two classes a week for my mental sanity (as well as my physical health of course). I'm thinking either a spin class or a yoga class. There are a bunch of places in the Grand Rapids area, but it always takes me a lot of mental pep talks to try something new.
  2. Start work on a planner subscription box. I'd love to launch a planner subscription box in 2019 with all the fixings. I'm talking planners, clothing, home accessories packed into a quarterly released box. Right now it's only just an idea, so I'd love to make some sizable progress on box design and themes by the end of the year.
  3. Check in with friends two more times. When I get busy the letters and text message check ins fall to the wayside. I'd love to check in with my friends and family two more times before the year is up. Luckily Christmas cards can definitely count as one! I still try to do this despite busy schedules to make sure they all know just how important they are to me.
  4. Take some time off. Like legit time off. Not work travel or family visits, but legit do nothing time. I'm even open to a staycation. 
They say you should make your goals doable right?



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9.17.2018

Perfect Gifts for the Cotton Anniversary

Perfect Gifts for the Cotton Anniversary

Alex and I just celebrated our second wedding anniversary and we take gift giving very seriously. We decided last year to stick to the "traditional" anniversary gift themes to keep us creative.When our cotton anniversary approached, we both knew the competition was on.

Let's start with what I got Alex. Of course the best place to go is Etsy when you don't have a creative DIY bone in your body. I knew Alex had a love for cross stitch (seriously how did I find this unicorn of a guy?!) so it seemed like a no-brainer to get a custom portrait of our family at this moment in time. There are a ton of shops to choose from, but I selected this one because the style really fit us and it came in a frame. The owner worked with me over a few weeks to make sure our cats came out just right and everything was perfect. It came from overseas so definitely give yourself a good two months lead time to make sure it arrives.

Perfect Gifts for the Cotton Anniversary

Alex knocked it out of the park with his gift. He found this shop to make us custom dolls. The details are insane on these adorable things. Poppy dress? Check. Bow tie? Check. I love how similar but different our gifts ended up being. What can you expect when you spend nearly every day together?! It got to the point that we had to tell a friend what we were getting the other person just to make sure we weren't doing the same thing.

So if you're in the market for a good cotton anniversary gift or just want to mix things up, definitely check out these shops on Etsy. They made our second anniversary really special.



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8.27.2018

Current Beauty Favorites | End of Summer Edition


The summer blew by in a blink with all the travel we got up to. We only went kayaking once! What a serious shame. I did find some time to shake my my makeup routine and a few products stood out as summer favorites I'm sure I'll be using even as sweater weather hits.

When I made the shocking discovery that the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue shade I've been using for years is in fact TOO DARK FOR ME, my world changed. A bit over-the-top sure, but going down a shade or two made a huge difference. I went from shade five to two and now mix the two together since I have the slightest of tans. I've loved the coverage and dewy finish of this for years, but am so glad to finally have the perfect shade. I can only imagine what other foundations I'm not wearing the right color of...

I'm still in a real Glossier moment with my two favorite products being their Boy Brow in Brown and their Cloud Paints. I've been wearing Dusk all summer long and have to actively try to wear other blushes just to mix things up. It's a gorgeous coral-pink that gives a nice flush to the skin without being too overly blushy. It's also the most buildable blush I've ever used. Boy Brow is a brow gel that I use as a brow filler. Lazy me loves swiping this on my brows and calling it good. Plus it darkens up my pretty light brows so you can actually SEE them.

Occasionally I force myself to step away from the Stila One Step Correct and try another primer. I've been giving the new bareMinerals Blemish Rescue Primer a go and although it's not going to replace One Step Correct, it's definitely a great alternative. It's hydrating, smooth on the skin without feeling silicone-y, and leaves a nice base to put makeup on top of. If you're in the market, check this one out.

With it being so hot here lately I've taken to actually using powder to keep the shiny away. I'm always a fan of dewy, but greasy and sweaty is just too far. The It Cosmetics Airbrush Perfecting Powder helps to set everything in place without looking cakey or too matte. It also helps to make sure nothing slides off my face during the day. It also has SPF 50 which is bananas. All good things, right?

I've also been using a setting spray like nobody's business. Urban Decay's All Nighter is my usual go to, but I've been using Chill and honestly can't tell the difference between the two. They take some time to settle onto the skin, but my makeup lasts so much longer when I use a spray over when I don't. 

Dry lips are basically my MO all year round, but I wanted to mix things up from using my usual plain vaseline to something a bit more festive. I know...look out...Kayla is over here really shaking things up. Vaseline Rosy Lips has everything I love about vaseline, but with a bit of color thrown in. Wild child is my middle name.

Summer has been so hectic over here that I must admit I'm pretty excited to wave the humid weather goodbye and throw a cozy sweater on. Remind me of this when it's the dead of winter, k?
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8.23.2018

Forever a Cat Person and Other Adult Decisions


I strongly believe that when you hit a certain age, you suddenly develop opinions on things you never had opinions on before. For me that age is 26. Here I am, basically the same human I was 365 days ago, but with some strong opinions. Here's what they are.

I'm a cat person. Full stop. Sorry dogs, you're cute and all, but it's the cat life for me. Just look at that photo of Gallifrey a year ago. Adorbs. For a while I would appease people by saying we had only cats for convenience's sake. I'd assure them that I was both a cat, and a dog person. A few years ago we almost purchased a corgi puppy. That Kayla didn't know what she was thinking. This Kayla? Oh I'm sure. Cats all the way baby.

Do whatever you want as long as it doesn't bother anyone else. Specifically enjoy whatever hobby you want. I recently started playing Dungeons and Dragons. Two years ago I would have hesitated and really thought about if I wanted that fact on the interwebs. Now? Screw it. It's a whole lot of fun, gets me and Alex out of the house, and I'm not afraid who knows it. When we're younger we're always trying so hard to keep up with appearances. I'd play down the things I love (board games, houseplants, etc.) and play up the things I knew other people like. Just plain silly.

I've also firmly decided I'm a plant lady. It's taken me quite a while to get to this place. Unfortunately a lot of dead succulents along the way, but here I am. There are twenty-five glorious green creatures in our house thus far and as long as Alex is cool with it, I'll keep adding more. 

When Alex met me six years ago I think it's safe to say I was a materialistic, shop-o-holic mess. Now? It's more about the moments than the things. If I suddenly had to uproot, downsize, and travel the country in a tiny house I wouldn't hesitate to grab my cats, a few plants, our board games, and be on my merry way. Over the past few years I've abandoned my attachment to stuff and become more attached to the adventures instead.

I'm sure over time I'll make even more adult decisions, maybe change a few along the way, and stop being phased by what everyone else is doing. Sure being an adult comes with joint pain for no apparent reason, but it also comes with self-assurance. And I can dig that.
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8.20.2018

Well...this is awkward.


Tap. Tap. Tap. Is this thing on? I think I may have completely forgotten how to blog. Is it like riding a bike? I was always rubbish at bicycles and have quite a few scars to prove it. Here's hoping I can get back into blogging better than I ever got back on a bike. Honestly I don't remember the last time I was even on a bike, but I digress.

So it's been a minute. A long minute. So the only way to really dive back into this thing is to tell you what's been going on in that very long minute. Prepare yourself for a whole lot of links.

I've been travelling for work, a lot. Since I work for myself that may sound a bit odd, but my husband and I (Alex, you remember him right?) have been travelling the planner conference circuit. The PlannerCon Parties circuit to be exact. We've been to Salt Lake City and Cleveland so far (click for links to vlogs) and have Charlotte, San Diego, and Honolulu (squeal!!) on the books. Plus there's a Wisconsin event thrown in there next month for good measure. It's been a whirlwind of an adventure so far and I have plans for a post all about travelling for work to really get into the deets.


Beyond travelling Alex's promotional business has really gotten off the ground. I've even started sticking my toe in and have my very first coffee and promotional chat on the schedule. The introvert in me is dying, but my girl boss exterior couldn't be more excited to take a crack at honest-to-god-in-person-sales. 

I think I've finally settled into a new planning style with my deluxe monthly setup and traveler's notebook. I've been going into intense detail about it on my YouTube channel where I haven't fallen off the posting bandwagon.

Time is going by at the speed of light. A week off of blogging has turned into months and here I am, awkwardly returning. So let's do this thing like it's been going on this whole time...shall we?
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7.27.2018

Why I Left My Erin Condren Life Planner for the Deluxe Monthly

Why I Left My Erin Condren Life Planner for the Deluxe Monthly

I have very strong feelings about "planner peace." Frankly I don't think it exists, and this past month definitely proved that to me. Planning should adjust with your needs, your lifestyle, and what you have going on. So when I started to feel unhappy with my Erin Condren Life Planner hourly layout, I knew a switch was just around the corner.

About a year ago I really started to get into my groove with the monthly views. I found my style, how I like to set it up, and found myself leaving my planner open to that page more than the current weekly view. So when the new Deluxe Monthly Planner launched on the Erin Condren website, it felt like a sign.

I go into a lot of detail about why I made this switch in my latest video if you want to take a gander, but ultimately I've been SO happy with the switch. I still have to figure out exactly how to utilize all of the notes pages that come along with it.


Don't be afraid to switch things up if it's just not working for you. Honestly I was quite nervous to post this video. It's hard to admit when the norm isn't working for you, but I'm glad I did. Not all planners are going to be Instagram perfect, but they just have to be perfect for you.

I'll be sure to keep posting about my journey as it unfolds!
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7.05.2018

5 Products You Need to Buy This Month

5 Products You Need to Buy This Month

There are some new loves (and an old favorite) in my makeup collection that just haven't gotten their time in the sun with a blog post yet. So here we are! Let's dive right in with the five products you need to buy (or at least swatch) this month.

Urban Decay's Born to Run Palettelanded on my doorstep on my birthday so it felt like a nice little gift from UD to me. It's quite possibly my favorite palette by them ever and I've given all the Naked palettes a go. It has that classic UD quality, but the color range has everything you could possibly need. There are a ton of neutral shades for everyday, but some great options if you're feeling a bit adventurous. Plus the packaging is high-quality and gorgeous.

5 Products You Need to Buy This Month

For all my fellow translucent pale people, contouring can be quite the struggle. I spent ages hunting around for a good, light contour option that wasn't too orange. Although the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder costs a pretty penny, it's one of the best makeup purchases I've ever made. Plus it's lasted me six months or more so far without really making a dent in it. It's the best for contouring if you aren't too sure of what you're doing, or need something on the cooler toned side of the spectrum. There's also some darker shades as well.

Every year for my birthday I pick up two new Mac Lipsticks to add to my collection and although I love the other shade I purchased, "Retro" had to be mentioned. It's this gorgeous burgundy red shade that isn't too much on the lips. And it truly makes me feel retro when I wear it. There's just something about the tones in it that are so 1950s.

5 Products You Need to Buy This Month

I've had a serious obsession with Glossier lately and you should too. They're makeup is perfection if you're wanting a no-makeup-makeup look. Everything is so natural and glowy that I have to stop myself from scooping up one of everything to try. My two current favorites are Boy Brow and Cloud Paint in "Dusk" and both are staples in my every day routine. Boy Brow is the most natural looking brow product ever and does wonders at darkening my brows while filling them in. It never looks like I have anything in them, but they always look full and amazing. The cloud paints are a bit odd at first to get used to, but I just dab the product onto my cheeks and blend it out with a small fluffy brush. Perfect finish every time. Save 10% on your first purchase with my affiliate link!

So if you find yourself near a Sephora or an Ulta this month, definitely pop in for a swatch or two. These five have shaken up my makeup routine and I'm loving every glowy, colorful second of it!


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